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Wulfenia carinthiaca
Wulfenia carinthiaca
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Wulfenia carinthiaca

Cow’s Footstep Wulfenia

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.558.100

A seldom-seen rock garden plant, native to the Albanian Alps. This forms a stunning low evergreen rosette of long, shiny leaves with crinkled or scalloped edges. Taller stems rise above, bearing spikes of deep-blue tubular flowers during the summer. Must have a rich and gritty soil that stays evenly moist. Best suited to alpine troughs and scree gardens. A nice challenge for the experienced gardener. Will absolutely perish if grown under regular perennial border conditions. Not a good choice for regions with hot, humid summers.

Further details for
Wulfenia carinthiaca

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.